Monday Status Report – 6/24/13

It was a very busy week that involved family activities, including several days at Oceanside, CA.

I did begin writing Proxima Centauri, the sequel to Rigel Kentaurus. I’m not anywhere near as far along as I had hoped to be, but I’ve had a huge uptick in workload on … Continue reading

Tuesday Tips – Keep Those Records

If you write a series, there are any number of continuity problems that may arise. The problem is, you may not start out trying to write anything more than a stand-alone novel. What do you do when you write a sequel several years after that stand-alone is released?

Almost any … Continue reading

Monday Status Report – 6/10/13

+ Proxima Centauri Status
On the surface, it looks like I did nothing this week to further the progress of my next novel. True enough, but plenty of groundwork was laid in the form of gedankenexperiment.

While the novel I am about to begin is the second in the … Continue reading

Monday Status Report – 5/27/13

Very little happened this week on the fiction side, though I did write a nice white paper about white papers on the business side.

The one thing that did happen was I sketched out the plot for Proxima Centauri, the sequel to Rigel Kentaurus. I expect to be starting … Continue reading

Monday Status Report – 5/20/13

I finished the first pass edits of A Darkling Nine and have submitted the manuscript to first readers. I hope to have them back within the next 8 weeks or so.

Meanwhile, it’s time to start thinking about starting the next novel, Proxima Centauri, the second book in the … Continue reading

Monday Status Report 4-15-13

I did not work on fiction at all this past week, though I have been chewing on ideas for the sequel to Rigel Kentaurus. That book originally had the working title Barnard’s Star, but the plot falling together is not supporting that title. The working title is now Proxima Centauri.

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Tuesday Tips – Ratchet Up That Word Count

One thing that remains true for every writer is the fact that books get written faster if you write more. That is to say, if you write 2000 words every day, you will finish in half the time as it would take writing 1000 words each day.

The problem for … Continue reading

Monday Status Report

Not much new writing this week, although I did spend quite a bit of time answering some questions at, so that sort of counts.

I’ve been debating whether to start the next novel or to give A Darkling Nine a first edit pass. There are pluses and minuses … Continue reading

Thoughts on a Rigel Kentaurus Sequel

I’ve been delayed a number of times getting back to scribing A Darkling Nine. I have three short projects to finish before going back to that novel. Good thing is, when I’m in productive mode, my head begins working on the novel after the one I’m half-way through. I had … Continue reading

A Little Retooling of Goals

When a person makes a goal at the beginning of the year, sometimes things change along the way, and those objectives might change, as well.

While working on A Darkling Nine, I came to a point in the story where I didn’t really know how things should resolve. That means … Continue reading